Orange County 100

Rougemont NC - (May 18, 1973)
267 laps on 0.375 mile paved oval; 100 miles


Rich Brown Tops NASCAR Point Race

DAYTONA BEACH  Fla. (UP I) May 21, 1973 -  Richard Brown's fourth place finish in a weekend 100-mile event at Rougemont, N.C., has boosted him into the lead in the point standings of the NASCAR Grand National East Division. Brown, assistant manager of the Hickory, N.C., speedway, moved into the lead with 410.75 points, while idle Bobby Allison, of Hueytown, Ala., fell to seventh with 328 points, Allison, the leading money winner with $1,750 in Grand
National competition, skipped the Rougemont race in order to prepare for the Indianapolis 500. Eddie Yarboro of Elkin, N.C., moved into second with 388.75 points, with Ernie Shaw of Winston-Salem, N.C., third at 382 and David Boggs of Morrisville, N.C., fourth at 373.25. Canadian Vic Pa r sons,
second last week, fell to fifth with 380 points after finishing 17th at Rougemont when his car suffered a bent valve

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
2  Buddy Baker   71  Nord Krauskopf  1972 Dodge    267  1,000 

    running 

267
 1  Cecil Gordon   24  Cecil Gordon  1972 Chevrolet   264   running  
 3  Elmo Langley   64  Elmo Langley  1971 Ford   261   running  
 4  Richard D. Brown   44  Jerry Brown  1972 Chevrolet   260    running    
 7  Richard Childress   96  Judy Childress  1972 Chevrolet   259    running    
6  14  Eddie Yarboro 13 Eddie Yaboro  1970 Plymouth 254   

    running 

 
7  9  Baxter Price   79  Frank Warren  1970 Plymouth 251    running  
 8  8  Neil Castles 06 Neil Castles  1973 Dodge  249   running  
 9  16  Ernie Shaw 17 Ernie Shaw  1970 Ford  247   running  
10 11  Donnie Watson 8 Ed Negre  1971 Ford 244   running  
19 10  Bill Shirey 74 Bill Shirey  1970 Plymouth 191 engine
12 5  Wayne Andrews 00 Thomas Brothers  1970 Ford 176 engine
13 6  David Ray Boggs 57 R. L. Boggs  1970 Dodge 163 rear gear
14 13  Bobby Fleming 54 Bobby Fleming  1973 Chevrolet 94   engine  
15 18  Rick Newsome 20 O L Newsome  1970 Mercury 74   crash  
16 12  Jerry Huflin 37 Kent Cothran  1973 Chevrolet 68   overheating  
17 15  Vic Parsons 45 Bill Seifert  1971 Ford 48  

bent valve

 
18 19  Ronnie Daniels 85 Ronnie Daniels  1970 Chevrolet 7   rear gear  
19 17  Dick May 20    1971 Ford 1   withdrew  
                   

Time of race: 01:18:30
Average Speed: 76.528 MPH
Pole Speed: 76.433 MPH
1 cautions for 16 laps
Race Purse: $  n/a

 

 

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